Adding a link to a Word document using CTRL-K

I will admit that I’m a mouse person, in that I don’t use a lot of keyboard shortcuts. But this is one that’s handy and saves a lot of clicking around in the Ribbon Bar. You can easily add a hyperlink in a Word document by using the CTRL-K keyboard shortcut. Here’s how…

Using the Data In Picture feature in the Excel mobile app

I first learned about this feature from my friend and colleague Christian Buckley a few months ago when he presented it as a tip in one of our Office Productivity Tips webcasts. However, at that time it appeared that it was only “coming soon” in the Android version of the Excel mobile app. But now the feature is fully rolled out, and it’s in the iOS version too! SQUEEEEE! The ability to take a picture of a data table and have it converted into rows and tables of an Excel spreadsheet is pure awesomeness. Here’s how it works…

Using the Notes feature in Outlook

When going through my list of reading material from Twitter, I found a link to an article by Rob Woodgate titled What are Notes in Outlook and How Do You Use Them? I didn’t know that was buried in Outlook, and it’s a pretty cool way to keep “sticky notes” in Outlook for easy reference. Here’s how it works…

Adding a watermark in an Excel spreadsheet

Unlike Word, Excel does not have a Watermark feature that you can select from a menu. However, there is a way to get a watermark effect in Excel, and it’s ideal for spreadsheets that have confidential information. Here’s how you do that…

Keep better control on your time and inbox with Outlook’s Insights

OK… I have been looking forward to this feature rolling out for a VERY long time! I apparently have the latest updates to my Outlook client now, as this morning I saw the Insights add-on icon in the Ribbon Bar. To me, this is one of the most valuable uses of machine learning in Office 365 to help you stay on top of your Inbox and Calendar. Here’s what I saw this morning on my first visit to Insights…